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An annular solar eclipse will occur on January 16, 2056. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Solar eclipse of January 16, 2056
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Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma0.4199
Magnitude0.9759
Maximum eclipse
Duration172 sec (2 m 52 s)
Coordinates3°54′N 153°30′W / 3.9°N 153.5°W / 3.9; -153.5
Max. width of band95 km (59 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse22:16:45
References
Saros132 (48 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9632

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Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 2054-2058Edit

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.[1]

117 August 3, 2054
 
Partial
122 January 27, 2055
 
Partial
127 July 24, 2055
 
Total
132 January 16, 2056
 
Annular
137 July 12, 2056
 
Annular
142 January 5, 2057
 
Total
147 July 1, 2057
 
Annular
152 December 26, 2057
 
Total
157 June 21, 2058
 
Partial

Tritos seriesEdit

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.


Metonic cycleEdit

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition, the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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